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As Biden’s student loan relief faces legal challenges, Pressley and other Democrats reaffirm their commitment

“We are making good on the promise of education is opportunity,” the Boston Democrat said at a news conference outside the US Capitol.

Senate passes bill to aid Ukraine and avert government shutdown

The House was expected to quickly pass the measure, sending it to President Biden for his signature before funding was scheduled to lapse at midnight Friday.

Supreme Court, dogged by questions of legitimacy, is ready to resume

Polls show public approval of the court plummeted to historic lows — with a record number of respondents saying the court is too conservative — after the right wing of the court overturned Roe v. Wade’s guarantee of a constitutional right to abortion.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older.

Should I still be worried about monkeypox?

The monkeypox outbreak is showing signs of slowing around the globe, but health officials are bracing for the virus to stick around as a background threat with periodic flare-ups.

Physician burnout has reached distressing levels, research finds

Results released this month and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, a peer-reviewed journal, show that 63 percent of physicians surveyed reported at least one symptom of burnout at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, an increase from 44 percent in 2017 and 46 percent in 2011.

Victim’s family to appeal Syed’s release in ‘Serial’ case

The family of a young woman who was killed in 1999 will appeal a Baltimore judge’s recent decision to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, the man imprisoned for decades for Hae Min Lee’s death, according to an attorney for the family.

Ian expected to make second landfall in South Carolina on Friday

After Hurricane Ian barrels through Florida, moving offshore later Thursday, it is expected to turn north and make a second landfall in South Carolina as a strong tropical storm.